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MTA Announces Bus and Subway Service Changes Ahead of Brooklyn Half Marathon

New York City Transit
Updated May 14, 2024 6:15 p.m.

No Subway Service at Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum Station


Mass transit is the best way to get to the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday, May 18. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced there will be some service changes in effect for certain New York City subway and bus lines to accommodate the event.

New York City Subway 
Between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., there will be no service at the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum station. trains will resume service at Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum at 9:00 a.m.

To reach corrals AA-F from Manhattan, customers can take the Brooklyn-bound to Franklin Av. To reach corrals G-L from Manhattan, customers can take the Brooklyn-bound  to Grand Army Plaza or the Coney Island-Stillwell Av-bound to 7 Av.

There will be noservice between Kings Hwy and Coney Island-Stillwell Av, and there will be no train service between Bay 50 St and Coney Island-Stillwell Av.

New York City Buses  
Several local and express bus routes throughout the city will be affected by street closures throughout the day. Customers should visit new.mta.info and check the “Current Service Status” for updates.

Customers have many options for receiving real-time and planned service change announcements and information, as well as 24/7 customer support in their native language.

mta.info– The definitive source for real-time arrival information and service change information for each line or route in the MTA system. Customers can find current statuses on mta.info and upcoming planned service changes using the lookup tool at mta.info/alerts.

MTA app – Customers who use the comprehensive MTA smartphone app will see real-time train and bus arrival times and other travel information for all MTA services all in one place. The app is available in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

Email & Text Alerts – Customers can sign up for email and SMS alerts tailored to their specific commutes and travel times. They can also sign up for MTA newsletters like The Weekender, a weekly newsletter that covers major weekend planned service changes. Customers can sign up here.

WhatsApp – Riders can chat with NYC Transit via WhatsApp for 24/7 customer assistance. With the help of Google Translate, NYC Transit staff offer real-time customer support in up to 108 languages.

511 – For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.